Conor O’Shea

Conor O’Shea
Conor O’Shea

Conor began his rugby career at Terenure College. He is the son of a famous Kerry Gaelic footballer from whom he clearly inherited his kicking and ball handling skills. On leaving Terenure College he joined Lansdowne and was soon a fixture at full back on the 1st XV. Apart from fulfilling the normal full back duties with great efficiency his deadly incursions into the three quarter line created many tries

Selected many times for Leinster, he gained his first cap against Romania in 1993 at Lansdowne Road, which was 25-3. He toured Australia with Ireland in June 1994 playing in both tests, scoring a penalty goal in the first test and a penalty, drop goal and a conversion in the second test. He went onto win 13 caps with Lansdowne before business took him to England where he had several successful seasons with London Irish as a player and subsequently as administrator and gained a further 22 Irish caps.

He filled important executive posts with the IRFU rugby development Body development organisation and has recently been appointed rugby administrator with Harlequins Rugby Club. He has also become a talented rugby pundit having joined Telifis Eireann commentary on Heineken Cup and international games.

Player Stats

Position Fullback
Date of Birth 21/10/1970
International Debut versus Romania
International Debut Date 13/11/1993
Last Test versus England
Last Test Date 05/02/2000
Caps 35
Test Tries 6
Test Penalties 3
Test Conversions 1
Test Drop Goals 1
Total Test Points 44